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California court halts $4 billion privacy suit against Sutter Health
By Sacramento (Calif.) Bee | July 22, 2014
A state appellate court Monday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit that could have cost Sutter Health more than $4 billion when it ruled that millions of the healthcare system's patients had no right to sue over the theft of a computer with their personal, medical and insurance records on its hard...
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Reform Update: Doctors' employment contracts due for renewal—and revamp
By Andis Robeznieks | July 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Physician employment contracts with hospitals that were signed in the early days of healthcare reform are coming up for renewal.
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Sutter building system to allow exchange of patient info with unaffiliated providers
By Sacramento (Calif.) Business Journal | June 27, 2014
Sutter Health is working with global Australian company Orion Health to build and establish a health information system that will allow doctors and hospitals inside and outside the Sutter system to securely share patient health information.
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Sutter Health sees surplus rise as expenses fall
By Beth Kutscher | June 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Sutter Health, a 24-hospital system in Sacramento, Calif., reported a small dip in revenue for the first quarter of the year, largely because of less revenue from capitated contracts. The system currently treats 252,315 individuals on a capitated basis across its hospitals.
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Reform Update: Geisinger, AtlantiCare merger continues wave of consolidations
By Melanie Evans | May 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System's move to merge with AtlantiCare in neighboring New Jersey is yet another example of consolidation underway by systems seeking to fortify and extend their market reach.
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More hospital systems moving into insurance business
By Melanie Evans | May 24, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
St. Louis-based Ascension Health is in talks to acquire an unnamed health insurer operating in 18 states that would be a significant escalation in the ongoing move by hospital operators into the insurance business in preparation for value-based payment models.
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Ascension considers major insurance play
By Melanie Evans | May 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Ascension Health is in talks to acquire an unnamed insurance company that operates in 18 states, which would be a significant escalation in the brewing shift among hospital operators toward the business of selling health plans.
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Managing care between home and hospice
By Steven Ross Johnson | January 04, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
They call it the gray zone—the gradual deterioration of health experienced by many frail and chronically ill elderly, the condition that lies somewhere between treatable disease and terminal illness.
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Antritust lawsuit against Sutter revived again
By Joe Carlson | December 10, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Plaintiffs are trying to revive a class-action lawsuit against northern California's Sutter Health that claims the 24-hospital system is violating antitrust laws by forcing insurance companies to cover all Sutter doctors and steer patients to the system.
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Baylor, Sutter hospitals win Baldrige honor
By Ashok Selvam | November 13, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano (Texas) and Sutter Davis (Calif.) Hospital were among three winners of the 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
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